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Buffy Duringer Lord - North Adams, MA

1330 Mass MoCA Way North Adams, MA 01247 - 2453

Updated: 02/16/2024

North Adams Personal Injury-Plaintiff Lawyer

Overview

I grew up in Berkshire County, earned my bachelor's degree here, and met my husband here. Although I left the area to earn my law degree and to begin my practice of law, I always knew that I wanted to return to the Berkshires. Being an attorney allows me to serve not only my clients, but to serve the community.

I am fortunate to work at Donovan O'Connor & Dodig with a group of skilled attorneys who are passionate about their work...

I grew up in Berkshire County, earned my bachelor's degree here, and met my husband here. Although I left the area to earn my law degree and to begin my practice of law, I always knew that I wanted to return to the Berkshires. Being an attorney allows me to serve not only my clients, but to serve the community.

I am fortunate to work at Donovan O'Connor & Dodig with a group of skilled attorneys who are passionate about their work. My practice is focused on litigation, both plaintiff and defense, and every day presents new challenges and opportunities.

About Buffy Duringer Lord

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Senior Associate

Practice Areas

  • Personal Injury-Plaintiff
  • Mediation
  • Collections
  • Animal Bites -- Plaintiff
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents -- Plaintiff
  • Premises Liability -- Plaintiff
  • Property Damage -- Plaintiff
  • Slip and Fall -- Plaintiff
  • Wrongful Death -- Plaintiff
  • Arbitration
  • Workers' Compensation -Vermont

Qualifications

Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts, 2005
  • Louisiana, 2003
  • Vermont, 2012
  • U.S. District Court District of Massachusetts, 2006
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Louisiana, 2003
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Louisiana, 2003
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Louisiana, 2003
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of New York, 2015
  • U.S. District Court District of Vermont, 2016

Other Affiliations

  • American Bar Association, 2000 - Present
  • Massachusetts Bar Association, 2005 - Present
  • Berkshire Bar Association, 2005 - Present
  • Massachusetts Teachers Association, 2007 - 2012
  • Louisiana State Bar Association, 2003 - Present

Classes and Seminars

  • Adjunct Professor, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, 2008 - 2010

Pro Bono Activities

  • Northern Berkshire United Way, 2012 - 2019
  • Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts Alumni Association, Board of Directors, 2006 - 2012
  • Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts Foundation, Board Member, 2009 - 2018
  • Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts; Trustee, 2012 - 2018
  • Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts Alumni Association, Board of Directors, 2018 - 2021
  • Community Legal Aid, Board of Directors, 2019 - Present
  • 18 Degrees (formerly known as Berkshire Children and Families), Chair , 2018 - Present

Past Positions

  • Preis PLC (formerly Preis & Roy and Preis, Kraft & Roy), Associate Attorney, 2002 - 2004
  • Judge Tevrizian's Chambers, District Court for the Central District of California - Los Angeles, CA, Extern, 2003

Education

  • Pepperdine University School of Law, Malibu, California, 2003
    J.D.
    Law Journal: Alternative Dispute Resolution Journal, 2001 - 2003
  • Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, North Adams, Massachusetts
    B.A.
    Honors: magna cum laude
    Major: History

Fraternities and Sororities

  • Phi Delta Phi
  • Phi Alpha Theta
  • Alpha Chi

Fees

Accepts Credit Cards

Articles

Published Works

  • Dispute Resolution on the High Seas: Aspects of Maritime Arbitration, Ocean and Coastal Law Journal, Fall, 2002
  • Back to the Roots of the Civil Rights Movement: A Photo Essay, The Mind’s Eye, A Liberal Arts Journal, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, 2015

Office Information

Address

1330 Mass MoCA Way North Adams, MA 01247 - 2453

Fax

  • 413-663-7970

Office Hours

M-F, 8-5

Achievements

Honors

  • Commonwealth of Massachusetts one of 100 Unsung Heroines of 2010
  • Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, Service to the College award

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